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- up revealed by blet bear. secretary of state john kerry urging russia to withdraw the insurgents. speaking to the russian counterpart by phone while traveling to the congo today. russia denies allegations of unrest. prorussia insurgents releasing international observer ares held hostage in the city. the militant's leader ordered their release because of bleed street battles that are breaking out. here's more from ukraine. >> molly, the only bit of good nows was the release of the international observers. they were in good spirits. >> reporter: it comes as the ukranian military is stepping up the effort against the pro russian mill at this timeiants it was a fight against the insurgies and now this country is on the verge of civil war. ukranian army personnel carriers moved in the town and overtaking checkpoints and a government building that was occupied. they were not able to push their way in the main strong hold where separatist and mill littias are dug in. violence is spreading to the key port city of oshg desza. 30 plus people died and many injured in running street battles
and requests from southern, from people requesting significance. russia says it needs russian language speakers all across ukraine if it feels tear interests are threatened. of course, russia has this is a risk of the ukrainian military. russia has tens of thousands of troops positioned in key areas on the other side of the border in western russia. at any moment, should they give them the moment to invade, they could do that. at the moment no such order has been given. the kremlin is saying they don't know what to do. they're trying to assess what their next move will be. there has been a conversation between john kerry and his counterparts here. he is calling on secretary of state kerry to do everything to do to stop that military infiltration in western ukraine. >> thanks very much. all right, back in this country hollywood has the oscars. tonight the washington correspondence dinner. plus, flight 370 will look different. what that will likely involve in this next phase next. [ hypnotist ] you are feeling satisfied . o a u.s. military tells the bluefin drone looking for flight 370 will be us
outside of russia itself, he's trying to say to the government in kiev, you have to take our interests into account. and these efforts that he's undertaken in eastern ukraine and now in odessa in the southwestern part of the country in the pro-russian areas, i think are all claimed at that point. perhaps to the point of delegitimizing the may elections that secretary kerry was referring to. >> and you know what concerns so many people here, from east to west, south to north in ukraine, we are seeing an escalation in violence, and an intensity of detention going on there. where do you see this ending? >> i think what putin would like to see is the ukrainian nationalist element in the country cut a deal with the pro-russian elements that is acceptable to moscow. that would involve a substantial devolution of power away from the central government in kiev toward the provinces, which would give russian much more sway over the pro-russian areas. but if he can't get that, i think his plan b. is a further partition. so the insertion of what are clearly russian special forces, russian politica
and angela merkel displayed a voice of unity against russia. >> you got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation and we have to take those into account. not every country is going to be in exactly the same place. but what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agree that russian russian -- -- russia has violated international law, violated the territorial integrity of a country in europe and there has to be consequences for that. >> joining us. >> stockholm i stok owners joining us in stockholm, prime minister, these big clashes in odessa had killed and injured a series of people on friday, but now this fire has reportedly killed dozens in a building that may have been a base for pro-russian be forces. what he would do if ethnic russians suffer in ukraine. how concerned are you now about this? >> what i'm concerned by the continued escalation that we see, an escalation of the destabilization activities, first we saw them in the east, slovyansk people have been killed, a helicopter was shot down earlier today, a ukrainian o
. fredricka. >> nick paton-walsh, thanks so much. this violence comes a few weeks after ukraine and russia and western countries reached a peace deal. now russia says the deal is dead. the spokes man for vladimir putin said the military movement is the last nail in the coffin. matthew chance is joining us from moscow. matthew, it is hard to tell what putin is doing to use the violence to push the deal out the window. what is happening here? >> reporter: actually, within the past few minutes, a statement issued by the foreign ministry which lavrov, the foreign minister said, look, the geneva agreement is the best way of deescalating the situation in eastern ukraine. a phone conversation with kerry and lavrov. he called on the united states to use everything within its power to get the authorities to end the military operations in eastern ukraine. this comes after the terrible deaths that took place in odessa. nearly 40 people killed. pro-russian supporters in a government building inside and torched by a pro-kiev supporters. that is not gone down well. the kremlin condemned the action. the
ukrainian soldiers dead. president obama promising even tough iter sanctions against russia. looks like a scene straight out of the movie. two men wearing business suits and fake were wigs. sprayed several esm employees and shocking one many times. no one was seriously thursday there. the robbers are still on the loose. no word on how much money they got away with. ivanka trump knows who she would like to see in the white house. her father. she told greta van susteren, trump would make a fabulous president because of his viewpoints and because of the fact that he listens and cares about people. >> as an american, i would love him to run for president. he is incredibly smart, incredibly knowledgeable. he has had tremendous experiences which would prepare him for the challenge. as a daughter, it's more complicated, obviously. it's a very tough life afternoon the political one is a challenge. >> well, we have been asking mr. trump if he is running but he keeps telling us, we will see what happens. >> and ben affleck may be great at run aring a gambling racket in the movies like this. >> wh
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. the elevated warnings from u.s. to russia to stand down. also tonight: the search for relisha. the search for her disappearance. one man's call on the air waves, that relisha is somewhere out there, waiting to come home. >> i saw her picture and it warms my heart. >> and chest pique bay. >> i've worked these waters for 40 years and i've seen a lot of changes not any of them good. >> a new challenge challenge. >> good evening everyone, joie chen is on assignment, i'm adam may. >> ukraine, southern port city of odessa, the deadliest day in ukraine, since the ousting of you viktor yanukovych. an attempt to reclaim eastern cities from pro-russian separatists. >> as forces battle to regain erin ukraine territory, more are dead and the region is further engulfed had flames. riot police overwhelmed in donetske, fell back, letting a pro-russian mob take over the office of the state prosecutor. moscow claims these are ordinary activists. kyiv charges at the very least, russia is pulling the strings, and some of those in the back are be russians, is at least two ukrainian helicopters were shot down
and threaten russia with more sanctions. >>> in afghanistan, a landslide burst thousands,. >>> and the economy is gaining steam. the unemployment rate drops to its lowest level in six years. the conflict in ukraine is getting worse. today the ukrainian army launched a preemptive attack on the eastern part of the country. those forces however armed with rocket launchers aimed an shooting down two helicopter pilots. when prowrg prowrgs pro-russian. >> purports to show what the residents are slovyansk and the pro-russian procrastinates who made the eastern city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large scale antiterrorist operation. the apparent objective for now not to overrun the city but to form a blockade around it. some separatists said they were ready to fight. >>> i will fight with whatever i have, if not a rifle then i will fight with my hands and strangle them so they won't mess with my lands. >>> sophisticated surface to air missiles, something the government in kyiv points to as evidence of russian involvement on the ground. >>> this man is sa
, step up and threaten russia with more sanctions. >>> in afghanistan, a landslide burst
obama and angela merkel project unity on ukraine and threaten russia with sanctions. >>> mother nature strikes again, this time a massive mudslide in afghanistan - the death toll in the thousands. >>> the u.s. economy is gaping momentum, >>> this has been a day of violent conflict in ukraine. fighting broke out in the eastern part of the country as the ukranian army launched a heavy attack on pro-russian forces. they shot two ukranian helicopters. ukranians say the military access was a pre-emptive strike. in washington president obama, german chancellor angela merkel held talks on the crisis and in front of reporters the two leaders threatened sanctions against russia. we have reporters in ukraine and capitals around the world tracking the military and diplomatic developments. we start with al jazeera's jonah hall in donetsk. >> reporter: video posted on the internet purports to show what the residents of slovyansk and the pro-russian separatists that made the city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large-scale anti-terror organization. the
. words were flying and we heard the french ambassador to the when referring to russia as a pyromaniac firefighter. he calls the ambassador and amateur james bond who drinks vodka. were very upset. there was the russians who called for this meeting. --was because of the hiring firing down of two helicopters with ukrainian troops in them. russians had said that any action by the government against the pro-russian separatists is a declaration and escalation that might prompt russia to bring in peacekeeping troops. we had the russians making their point of view clear and we saw and britishench ambassadors each responding very strongly saying there is no way that the separate test -- separatists are doing what they're doing without support from the russians. the meeting -- we had the u.n. secretary-general going back to kiev next week and calling for the release of the monitors. >> what is the next step for the united states? >> we have a sense at the white lawn on the rose garden when we heard president obama and angela merkel talking about may 25. that key date when ukraine this post abo
. the catalyst, the increasing tensions of ukraine, russia calling for emergency u.n. security council meeting after pro-russian forces shot down two cr ukrainian helicopters. the gdl up about 1%, as well, carl. back over to you guys. >> thanks so much. >>> when we come back, if steve jobs were alive today, should he be in jail? that's the headline of the jim stewart column this weekend in "the new york times." stewart's here to talk about what he's written in a moment. but first, rick santelli watching the jobs number and other things today, rick. >> yeah. i'll tell you what. just getting arms around the jobs number and objective way to try to get on the same page as the market is a real job. but i will leave you with this. geopolitics is the new weather. what do i mean by that? you have to join me at the bottom of the hour. >>> european markets closing a moment ago. let's bring in simon hobbs. >> if you took a weighted average of europe down half of 1%. manufacturing data good today. the eurozone growing at the fastest pace in manufacturing for three months but the unemployment rate at 11.8%
have yet to see a single case brought against russia in the world trade organization. this is the case despite the fact that the administration told congress during consideration of pntr that one of the major benefits of having russia in the wto would be our ability to bring hem to dispute -- bring them to dispute settlement. i'm also disappointed that the president refuses to bring a wto case existence india for its -- against india for its continuing efforts to undermine the u.s. in intellectual property rights. india knows better, and we ought to be forceful about in this, and i think it would help them as well. this failure to act with regard to india exemplifies a pattern within this administration when it comes to enforcing american intellectual property rights. countries around the world are taking note of the president's failure to act in the this area, and this is feeding the perception that they can refuse to protect and even actively violate u.s. intellectual property rights with impunity. finally, i am deeply concerned about the institution. ambassador froman, i appreciate
they will discuss more economic sanctions on russia but at some point the real question is whether tightening the screws on a major trading partner ceases to be in the interest of the german government. >> joe, a bit of a turn. another problem, really one that's plagued the administration for quite some time now. i want to get your take on. new criticism coming at the administration for their handling on the violence in benghazi, the deadly events in benghazi. this e-mail from ben rhodes that came out, is it really a smoking gun as is being described by republicans or is this just more -- is this politicking as this issue has become a bit of a political football ahead of the midterms? >> well, it's a question of optics, kate. also a question of putting the obama administration back on defense with house republicans exploiting those newly disclosed documents that suggests the white house may have misled the public about the attack in benghazi that killed a u.s. ambassador. this all had quieted down but now sort of brought back into the limelight after the non-profit group judicial watch uncove
gets a quarter of its gas from russia and half of that that was really news to me have a that passes through ukraine. we remember that in 2009 early in 2009, the pipelines were shut down to ukraine. what was the reason for that again? >> there was a price dispute between -- ukraine had not paid its debt and the russians shut down the gas supply to ukraine first and then for the rest of south eastern europe through ukraine a few days later. >> so that didn't have much of an effect on europe at the time because of the shorter rations because it had a tremendous effect, both 13 days of no gas in the dead of winter, and chip uses gas primarily for eating so the timing was not accidental. >> what did it do come increase the price? i mean, was there a scarcity going to your? >> it lasted 20 days in total, 13 days for most of europe and as a result what it did was drove home the realization of the publicly that europe has in its reliance on russian gas and its need for diversification. because it only lasted 13, the pain was a short-lived. >> does that mean that europe is less dependent on
understand that. finally in response to russia's continued threats against ukraine, we want to hear about the administration's efforts to support our friends. and allies, particularly yesterday's announcement of additional sanctions. unquestionably the u.s. mist send a strong signal, and demonstrate leadership in the international community that such acts of aggression in violation of ukraine's territorial sovereignty are unacceptable and should not be allowed to continue with impunity. mr. secretary we look forward to hearing your testimony. welcome to the committee. >> thank you. i'd like now to recognize miss lowey who is the ranking member of the full committee for any opening statement she might have. >> thank you, mr. chairman. and i'd like to thank you, and ranking member serrano, for holding this hearing, and to my friend, secretary lew, thank you for joining us today. we are, indeed, fortunate to have a person of wisdom and talent in your position today. mr. secretary your fiscal 2015 budget requests $13.8 billion to support the department of treasury. as you note in your testimo
the extraction forces, rescue forces killed as well because in a russia to do something, you rush to failure. that's a cardinal rule in the military you don't make that kind of mistake. you soberly, quickly and as rapidly as possible address the situation but don't just run over the top of the heal because something. killed. >> mark and antonio, if you listen closely alleges later to lovell's own testimony upon interrogation by congressman colley, he said something -- conley when he was different, said given the resources we had at the time, could we have stopped this? no. no. >> that's sort of one of the three key questions in all of this, i think. a, was there adequate security at that place? b, given the resources, could we have stopped it and, 3, had we, the white house, been lying? i think it's the concenof fire mind would folks there was insufficient security but there was, you know, no trail of desseat, no cover-up and given the minimal resources they could not have stopped this the minimal resources they could not have stopped this. >> let's talk to jay -- listen to jay carney talkin
important. our experience with china and korea, and russia, and others make clear that we lose out if to forcegreements go in into. they are able to go offices a will to take to trade enforcement? >> we're happy to talk about further steps we can take. we brought cases against china twice before. we brought the first-ever case on a labor issue. we are continuing to pursue that. an interagency trade enforcement center with great support from the commerce department and other departments. that has allowed us to put together more complex cases and we have ever been able to put together before. people from all over the with country expertise, domain knowledge, able to put together these collocated cases and bring them to have a systemic impact. we are focused and agree with you completely that part of the deal of negotiating new agreement is to make sure we are monitoring and implementing our existing agreements. we are focused on doing that. >> there is no question in my mind that you are stepping up the effort to enforce trade laws. i was pleased with the work your people did on the
's happening with the ukraine and in russia and in europe just recently. so you know, the issue of freedom and private enterprise and opportunity and education and energy self-sufficientry are goals that -- i mean, we pressure here. and it is possible for the rest of the world and our allies around the world. but what signal does it send if america is not willing to do its part when it comes to production right here in america and transporting oil and fall gas and other emerging fuels, alternative fuels, alternative sources of electricity, when we're not doing our very best? so i know that it's contentious but i wanted to come to the floor to talk, senator hoeven i think gave a excellent defense of why the keystone pipeline is important. but i would just want to underscore in terms of jobs and the economy, but i just want to underscore the process, because there are a lot of democrats and others in my caucus, friends and colleagues that have said, well, you know, has the process been complete, has the process been thorough? i just want to review for the record a couple of very interesting
rhetoric from russia's president gets louder. in seattle, the mayor announce as plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, the high nest the united states.
are members, including russia, and the countries of central asia. i am increasingly alarmed at the deterioration of the situation in eastern ukraine, particularly in the dancin the dansk region 9 buildings have been seized. late last week seven members of the german-led osce vienna document inspection team charged with observing unusual military activities along with five of the ukrainian escorts were kidnapped by pro-russian militants. one observer has been freed. the rest continue to be held hostage. russia an, an osce member, has t lifted a finger to secure their release. ness no doubthere is no doubt id that if puti putin could have hm released. this must continue to be condemned. and everything possible must be done to secure their release. in addition to the osce observers, 40 people -- journalists, activists, police officers, politicians -- are reportedly being held captive in makeshift jails in sloviansk. meanwhile, the violence continues. peaceful protesters marching in favor of ukraine's unity were attacked by thugs wielding whips resulting in 15 seriously injured.
about russia as well. president obama, of course, has been talking and he's got angela merkel a washington trying to figure out how to impose steeper sanctions on ukraine and russia. he has asked that u.s. ceo's not attend the st. petersburg former -- form. say she will attend anyway? >> i asked executives and she said indra nooyi's schedule is in flux. she is on the schedule to attend but they said no schedule has been finalized, that it is still in flux at this moment. olivia, thank you so much for covering for me there at new york headquarters. but does it for today in the program but our insight pepsico special continues all day long, including an in-depth look at the company's associate media strategy and the high-tech bush to connect to a new generation of younger consumers ♪. >> it is 56 past the hour, meaning bloomberg television is on the market. i'm julie hyman. let's look at the big stock stories we have been watching, to see how the stocks are moving. ford, the company officially announcing this morning that mark fields will take over from alan mulally when he re
-- that russia has taken kiev for sea power - natural resources of the sea. as an american, what are we lacking in terms of natural resources? guest: i don't understand the premise of the question. as far as natural resources, the united states is not lacking anything. we have the potential to almost be self-sufficient in resources. the economy is growing today primarily because of energy development on state and private lands. if we were to actually use energy resources on public lands, we could sustain that growth and not have a roller coaster of boom and bust. we have the resources in the united states. areust need to make sure we developing those resources in every form, not just carbon-based fuels. host: here are a couple of tweets -- guest: amen. and there are some perfect examples. we have an area outside of utah which was blm land that they did easter break,one and almost broke into her right down a. finally, they contracted with the county to manage that area in the county now manages it and maximize profit and is one of the premier recreation areas we have in the state of utah if not
the interim government's tenuous hold on power there. further escalation of tension with russia and unrest in the east. acting president says russian militants have won the east. and security forces were helpless to stop pro-russian separatists. >>> let's take a look at stocks to watch. cardinal heating, $1.01 a share profit. textron with first quarter profits of 31 cents a share. overall profit fell 24% as textron delivered few bell helicopter s and unmanned aircraft systems. yelp lost 4 cents. it sells more mobile ads. avon earned 12 cents a share in the first quarter, nine cents below expectations. revenue below. >>> coming up, we'll talk deals and corporate taxes with roger altman. i have a couple other ones i want to talk to you about. top of the hour, jim paulson and josh feinman. squawk coming right back after this. this. [ grunting ] i'm taking off, but, uh, don't worry. i'm gonna leave the tv on for you. and if anything happens, don't forget about the new xfinity my account app. you can troubleshoot technical issues here. if you make an appointment, you can check out the status he
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federation has a monopoly of information within russia so it's harder for the truth to get back into russia. but it's not hard to get into ukraine. pretty much everyone in ukraine understands what's happening. as you said earlier, this is not a matter of whether the russians will invade ukraine. ukraine. >> what is putin's goal to create chaos, to make the elections a failure or is he trying to execute this putin doctrine of intervening wherever he thinks ethnic russians are threatened and create a new russian block endowmented by russia? >> all of the above. the first two things you mentioned, as you know and your viewers know there is a very important election coming up on the 25th may that is supposed to give all of the citizens of the supposedly independent sovereign state of ukraine a chance to elect a government to replace the extraordinarily corrupt and brutal regime that was really -- doesn't even deserve to be called a government at the end, of former president yanukovych. and what putin is trying to do is make sure that doesn't happen. that he can disrupt enough of the ukraine geo
react to russia's violation of ukrainian sovereignty. his remarks at the atlantic council in washington are 20 minutes. >> see the respect this group has, mr. vice president? on behalf of fred kemp and the atlantic council, welcome to our family. we have members of the board of directors. we have members of our international advisory council and most important, we have got some serious leaders from europe who are trying to determine their destiny around europe full and free. so over the last day, we have had the pleasure of hearing from many of these leaders. and it really is a distinct honor to conclude this extraordinary and timely conference with remarks by the vice president of the united states joe biden. so it's fitting that vice president biden would conclude our conference because few have done more than you, mr. vice president, to promote and advance vision of a united europe. during his tenure in the senate as chair of the foreign relations committee, then senator biden provided critical bipartisan leadership to the cause of stopping genocide in the balkans and bringing former
be analogous to. to russia getting involved in port. they go they're not going to do what we should get involved in the ukraine. there are unintended consequences as a result of our military interventions. this suggests that we have hundreds of millions of enemies to this country because of our military interventions. well looks like ukraine permanent obviously if the hotspot tying him for all topics when you think the us russia the us approach to crisis. in the ukraine should us do more for last. lol let's not look don't get involved in the ukrainian it would be like a rash of getting involved in the affairs of puerto rico. they're not going to do what we should be involved in the ukraine there is no national security interests here at stake and i know you'll hear politicians beating their chests arguing the opposite go on to argue that there is no national security interest here at risk and the government has an obligation to protect us against foreign governments that though we might do us harm this is not one of those situations. all right former new mexico governor and two thousand
. will be anrts important foreign policy tool. many of our friends and allies are forced to buy gas from russia's vladimir putin. imports over 60% of its natural gas from russia top this gives russia on amount -- an immense amount of power. russia has a habit of squeezing its neighbors energy when it wants to effect their actions. the u.s. has the resources to come to their aid. we need the political will. as mentioned previously, this subcommittee is focused on a process for proving natural gas exports. countries with whom we have a free trade agreement -- that export is consistent with public interest. authorization must be granted without delay. for countries with which we do not have a retreat agreement, the natural gas act presumes that. unless the department finds proposed exportation not consistent with public interest. natural gas has been part of a proposed pipeline through canada and mexico since the 1930's. granted the states first permit. the facility is currently under construction in louisiana. it will begin soon. when we had our last hearing on this topic, that was the only facil
participating in russia's energy sector if sanctions against his country persist. putin spoke the day after the u.s. and europe expanded the list of travel bans and asset freezes. he said there was no need for counter sanctions for now but he said that could change . one u.s. firm with a lot at stake is exxonmobil. it has very deep financial ties to russia's energy company. and on monday the u.s. added it to the list of russian facing sanctions. so far exxon's deal is not in jeopardy, but it under scores the modern best. policies does not always mesh with the interests of companies. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin a picture of cooperation that continues despite escalating tensions over the crisis in ukraine. since 2011 exxonmobil has substantially strengthened it's ties with with a gas plant in the far east, developed oil fracking sites and joint $3.2 billion project to hunt for oil in the blacks sea and russian russian arctic waters. the trade access to billions of barrels of oil for engineering expertise. >> basically exxon is going to russia because of the opportunities the
by the president of that country. ecuador has thrown its lot in with countries like venezuela and russia and china. that's were they see the future of latin america so they have made that move. ,he people that were in there working with them was full knowledge of the ecuadorian government and had been there for years and years. they were working with them on that, and drug ever which is a problem in ecuador and they have been helpful. they have decided to throw their lot in with other countries. we are in the process -- >> it's a geopolitical issue? a great way to snub their noses the united states. >> this is a question from representative angle i will briefly go over it -- on november 15, 2013, an interview with defense news, you stated that since you have lost coast guard the would publish the western hemisphere strategy on how to fill these gaps. that is five months ago. wants to know what the status of the report is. >> we have been trying to come theith strategies for specific areas and evolving missions and put out an arctic strategy just last year. we have in working on the western hemisph
was found dead from a self-inflict gunshot wound. >>> message sent. united states and europe slapping russia with more sanctions much as the west ratchets up the pressure, the situation in eastern ukraine seems more straight than ever. >>. >> reporter: pro-russian militants take over one more government building in the capital of luhansk, close to the russian border. armed with bats and chains, some masked some uniformed, some in t-shirt, hundreds storm government headquarters raising separatist flags. police stood by. as evening fell there were reports of rebel gunmen opening fire. out. >> increasingly the police are seen as powerless, unwilling to act and beyond the control of ukraine's government. rebels control a growing swath of territory, including the government buildings of two provincial capitals, and parts of ate other cities or -- eight other cities or town. pr russians hold sway over the industrial heartland, the territory that vladimir putin called new russia. most people here call themselves ukrainian, but speak russian as a first language. secretary of state john kerry critici
venezuela, russia, china. that is where they see the future of latin america, so they made that move. the people that were in their working with them with full knowledge for years and years, working with him on the counter drug effort which is a real problem. they have been helpful, but they have decided to throw their lot in with other countries. >> geopolitical issue. >> and it is a great way to snub there nose at the united states. >> and this is a question from representative ankle to you, mr. papp. i will briefly go over it. the defense, an interview you stated that since you have lost naval ships in the pacific and caribbean for drug interdiction that coast guard would publish a western hemisphere strategy and how to fill these gaps. that is five months ago. he wants to know when the report will be do and what is the status of it. >> we have been trying to come up with a strategy for the specific areas involving missions boom. we have been working on the western hemisphere strategy. my feeling is with the assets going toward the pacific we still have responsibilities, but the p
been taken by russia. >> miami resident receiving a letter from the president about the unrest in venezuela. i'm excited that in the united states a person can write to the president and get an answer. >>> a flurry of once-private racist remarks triggered the most powerful punishment of a team owner in american special sports. after "clipper maid of the skies" owner donald sterling's recorded comments to a former girlfriend that it mothered him to see her -- that it bothered him to see her associate with blacks. is triggered protests. many demanded action. on tuesday, after an investigation it proved the voice was donald sterling, commissioner jakob silfverberg dropped the hammer. >> effective immediately, i am banning mr donald sterling for life from any association with the clippers' organization or the number of ba. i'm fining mr sterling $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the n.b.a. constitution. as for donald sterling's ownership, interest in the clippers, i will urge the board of governments to exercise its authority to team. >> for more, let's go to silver sp
.n.f. this treaty between the united states and russia places limits on ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. the united states has held up our agreement in the treaty. it appears the russians have not. according to press reports, it appears the russians have tested a ground launch cruise missile from an operational launcher. the russians have responded, this is a sea-based missile which does not fall under the treaty. there's no way to know if it's a sea-based missile until it's deployed but even so, if it was a sea-based missile and the russians tested on land using an operational launcher, it's in violation of the treaty. either way the russians are violating this treaty. according to press reports, the administration knew about the violation back in 2008. six years later the state department says, the violation is still under review and is not officially classified as a violation or not. time for the state department to pick a horse and ride it. either it's a violation or it's not a violation. i've introduced h.con.res. 94 with repres
officials and experts from the u.s., western europe, russia and japan kerry had this to say about our closest ally in the middle east. >> a unitary state winds up earth being an apartheid state with second-class citizens or it ends up acstate that destroys the capacity of israel to be a state. >> kerry said he wishes he chose a different word. his attempt to back track a little too little too late. calls for his resignation have now begun. >> it's my belief secretary kerry has proven himself unsuitable for the position he holds. and, therefore, before any further harm is done to our national security interests, and to our critical alliance with the nation of israel, that john kerry should offer president obama his resignation. and the president should accept it. >> i think cruz is right. this is beyond something requiring an apology. i think this is a resigning type statement. >> with reaction author, columnist, ann coulter. he blamed israel when, during the peace negotiations when they wouldn't recognize israel's simple right to exist. >> right. no, i mean, obviously the word aparthe
that the type of sanctions that would work versus russia might be the same. those dealing with the more specifically with the energy sector and the banking sector. have those been considered are is this an issue with the european union? >> congressman they've been considered because the president signed an executive order that creates the authority for us to designate sectors should we make the determination that that's the appropriate step. i think that if you look -- >> this would have been stronger. >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy, it's a little misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the period of time since russia went into crimea. since we imposed sanctions. there has been quite a substantial deterioration in russia's already-weak economy. we see it in their stock exchange, their exchange rate, in a number of important economic indicators. they were down graded one notch above junk. with the rationale and bond rating was, in part, the sanctions being imposed. i think the question here is how do we proceed in a careful way, step by step
. in 2010, north korea shelled a south korean island, leaving four dead. >> russia's biggest trading partner announcing bigger sanctions because of the ukraine crisis, e.u. saying there are tarts. the u.s. imposed sanctions against seven top russian officials linked to russian president vladimir putin. the u.s. saying it will freeze their assets and ban them from obtaining american visas. in ukraine, the division between those in favor of russia and those for a united ukraine are getting deeper. ukraine's parliament meeting in kiev over ongoing tensions in the eastern cities. we are in donetsk, ukraine. what is the reaction on the streets? do they think sanctions will change the reality on the ground? >> at the moment, there is not much reaction. i think it's irrelevant to what this region is going through at the moment. you won't see direct impact and many people don't understand what sanctions mean and how will it change what's happening here. yesterday with all impunity, gunman, the usual ones with their faces covered seized another local building. then there was these riots here in the c
. the violence comes as the white house is lashing out at russia with those new economic sanctions targeting putin's inner circle of supporters. government officials and companies and one believed putin has personal investments in. but stopped short of hitting his personal wealth directly estimated in the tens of billions of dollars. its security people want most. man telling me we can't sleep at night because we don't know if russia will attack us tomorrow. muhammad lila, abc news, eastern ukraine. >>> president obama heading back to washington this morning from the philippines. before leaving he praised the men and women of the military who serve around the globe. there are more than 80,000 service members in the asia pacific region. on a trip to the large american military cemetery, the president honored american and filipino service members who fought side by side in the pacific in world war ii. >>> capitol police investigating death threats against senate majority leader harry reid. the threats are reportedly related to comments reid made about nevada rancher clive bun
cranks up the sanctions against russia, but i'm talking to a man who says america could kick in with military help for ukraine too. also oil and america's nay fwor the north. i'm looking at the controversy. plus there's a good chance your cable just changed. i'll have more on the wheeling and dealing. i'm ali velshi in los angeles, and this is "real money"
to europe were up 15% last year. russia's top natural gas producer says any expansion of western bank sanctions could lead to adverse consequences and shares in the company. the kremlin meanwhile denounced a decision by the eu and u.s. to ramp up sanctions. seven individuals targeted by the white house. 17 companies have also been hit. and within the last hour, the eu has followed the states and expanded its black list of sanctions against high-profile russians. the eu is also targeting the deputy prime minister. william hague said the western had no option than to introduce these wider sanctions. >> increasing the scope of the sanctions placed on russia is the right response for the failure to implement the geneva agreement. in the last two hours, the united states has announced it is imposing sanctions on seven further russian government officials, including two members of president putin's inner circle. sanctions on 17 companies also linked to putin's inner circle and additional restrictions on 13 of those companies. >> joining us with their thoughts, joseph dire, and lankton. welc
russia for its role in the crisis in ukraine.
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